Mobile phones are becoming more popular now-a-days. And there are many advanced options of securing that you should take advantage of with your common sense.
Does your phone actually need security?
Absolutely! You’ve connected your social media channels, your passwords, your photos, personal text messages, all your contacts, biometric data, steps we take daily, reminders, are in your phone.
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While all of this can make life easier for victims, it can also be used by spammers and abusers to watch, control, and threaten them. In the United States, 71.6 percent of mobile phone users own a smartphone, with 94 million iPhones sold in 2015.
We store all our personal and professional information on our phones, so think about the security around these most of us don’t secure.
You can use any of the most robust applications on your phone but there is also a dark side of every application – namely, hackers steal data, criminals are targeting mobile phones, and the effect of malware virus. While you install any security application check the reviews of it. Is it better to install it on your phone to save your data?
Now android phones introduced very advanced features for example pattern lock, number lock, face recognition, thumb lock on the middle of the phone or place of the volume button, or maybe in the back below the camera.
So, Even you think your phone is secure then review the following ways to make sure of the things about mobile security.
Find my Phone
Users can find the location of their smartphone by logging into the phone “Find My Phone” option in the device settings.
This feature is intended to assist you in locating your device if it is lost or stolen; however, some people may use it to track down another individual.
Users who are concerned about their location privacy can disable this option by navigating to Settings/iCloud and turning off “Find My iPhone.”
Family Sharing Feature
Family Sharing feature to share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases, photographs and videos, and a Family calendar. To be a part of the Family Sharing group, each participant must be invited and accept the invitation.
The Family Organizer is in charge of paying for purchases made by other family members and has the authority to refuse transactions. Anyone in the Family Sharing group can access purchased content.
You will be asked if you wish to share your location information when you join Family Sharing. You can always disable this option by heading to Settings/iCloud/Share My Location and selecting which family members are allowed to access your location.
You may update your Touch ID and passcode under General Settings/Touch ID & Passcode. Always use a passcode on your devices so that if someone finds your iPhone or iPad, they will need your passcode or fingerprint to access it.
Touch ID, which utilizes your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone.
You can create a custom passcode that is either a 4-digit numeric code, a custom numeric code (that is longer than 4 digits), or a custom alphanumeric code in addition to Touch ID (combination of numbers and letters).
The more complicated the passcode, the more difficult it will be to guess.
Some applications require access to your contacts, calendar, photographs, or camera. You may grant or refuse apps access to other information on your device under Settings/Privacy.
Every app that has ever asked for access to any information on your phone is listed here, and you may choose which information they have access to.
Don’t let your Devices out of Your Sight
The safest strategy is to avoid using other people’s devices and not to share your own. If you need to borrow someone’s device, request that your personal information, such as the phone number you phoned or the text message you sent, be deleted from the device once you’re done.
If you need to utilize the map app, access it through your web browser and turn on the browser’s in-private mode function rather than using the native mapping app (which may save your search). Remember to log out of any internet accounts you used while using another person’s device.
Setting up the location
You can manage which apps have access to your location information by navigating to Settings/Privacy/Location Services for the most part.
You can disable all location services or disable location access for individual apps from there. If you’re not using the app, we recommend turning off the location feature. When you need to utilize the app, you can always turn the location back on.
Another location setting to check is System Services, which allows the iPhone to use your location data for other purposes. Go to Settings/Privacy/Location Services, scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and select “System Services.”
Keeping access to location information to a minimum here will help save battery life.
Make sure your passwords are strong. Make sure your password is strong and that you don’t share it. If your password is discovered, change it as quickly as possible.
Limit who has access to your data. Smartphones make it simple to access your data from a variety of devices. Consider the trade-offs between convenience and privacy to determine which option is the safest for you.
Log out of all of your accounts. Consider logging out of an app if you aren’t using it. It may be difficult to log in each time you want to use it, but it will keep others from gaining access to your accounts.
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